Very rare gill double volute pewter baluster measure marked '4 Ounce' by William Fasson

£290.00

Very rare gill double volute pewter baluster measure made by William Fasson, London 1758-1800 his mark to the right of handle. The front of the plain baluster body engraved 4 Ounce signifying the capacity of the measure, and added later to comply with Weights & Measures legislation c1830-40. The flat lid has two equidistant incised lines, and a lozenge shaped attachment for the hinge assembly and double volute thumbpiece cast with a fleur de lys design. The C-curve handle has a bold ball terminal, and lozenge shaped lower attachment. In excellent condition, with medium-light grey original surface patina, oxide shading, and remains of lathe work still showing. Capacity is 4.1 fl oz. 4” tall, 3¼” to rim, with mouth and base diameters of 2” & 2⅛”.

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